Portland Museum of Art
Take a journey through three centuries of art and architecture at the Portland Museum of Art. Located in Portland’s arts district, the museum offers an unparalleled look at art from the 1800s to the present. The magnificently restored McLellan House (1801) and L. D. M. Sweat Memorial Galleries (1911), together with the modern Charles Shipman Payson Building, designed by Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (1983), chart the evolution of the American art museum and offer visitors an experience unlike any other in the nation.
The artistic heritage of Maine and the United States can be seen in 20th- and 21st-century art by artists such as Dale Chihuly, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Robert Indiana, Louise Nevelson, Andrew Wyeth, and N. C. Wyeth, to name a few. Celebrated artists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir illustrate major moments in European art history.
Experience the grandeur of the past as it comes alive in the McLellan House and L. D. M. Sweat Memorial Galleries. Stroll among sculptures, paintings, and decorative works by 19th-century artistic pioneers such as Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of elegantly appointed rooms that complement the spectacular architecture of the historic McLellan House.
During your visit, savor a light lunch in the PMA Café by Aurora Provisions or browse the PMA Store’s array of distinctive items, including art books, hand-blown glass, posters, and fine hand-crafted jewelry. From family spaces to artist interventions andlectures, the museum’s education programs and events engage visitors of all ages. The newly restore Winslow Homer Studio, which opened to the public in September 2012, is available for tours by reservation. Please call (207) 775-6148 to schedule your tour. Visit the Portland Museum of Art today!
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm; Friday, 10 am - 9 pm; Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Mondays, 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students with I.D.; $6 for youth ages 13 to 17; and children ages 12 and under are free; free on Friday evenings from 5 pm - 9 pm
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (France, 1841-1919)
Edgar Degas (France, 1834-1917)
Winslow Homer (United States, 1836-1910)
Claude Monet (France, 1840-1926)
Pablo Picasso (Spain, 1881-1973)
Dale Chihuly (United States, born 1941
John Singer Sargent (United States, 1856-1925)
Edward Hopper (United States, 1882-1967)
Ernst Haas (United States, born Austria, 1921-1986)
Stuart Davis (United States, 1894-1964)